This free route takes you on a tour of Tate Modern’s collection displays. You can see over a hundred years of art, from the birth of modernism in the early 1900s, to the most exciting work being made today. It includes paintings, sculptures, installations and video works, made by artists from all over the world.
You can visit all or some of the galleries on this route, as long as you follow the one-way system designed to keep all visitors safe. There will also be access to toilets, a shop and an opportunity to buy food and drink.
What you can see
In the Natalie Bell building you can see how artists have created new ideas and how they have responded to the mass media and social change. Along the way you will see work by artists including Henri Matisse, Dia al-Azzawi and the Guerrilla Girls. There are also room-sized installations by artists including Yinka Shonibare CBE, Cildo Meireles and Sarah Sze.
The underground Tanks are dedicated to performances, installations and video works.
In the Blavatnik building you can explore the Performer and Participant display which looks at artists who broke down the barriers between art and real life, including Paul Neagu and Ana Lupas. The Living Cities display explores contemporary city life, with artists such as Mark Bradford and Monika Sosnowska.
You will also be able to see ARTIST ROOMS: Ed Ruscha, a multiple room display of work by the influential American artist, known for his bold slogans.
There will also be an opportunity to see Hyundai Commission: Kara Walker in the Turbine Hall.
Rooms in this route
Learn about the impact of immigration on British culture in The British Library
Discover how gender stereotypes from the mass media have been confronted and subverted by feminist artists in the past 50 years
This display introduces you to some of the best-loved artworks in the Tate collection
Explore sixty years of work by influential American artist, Ed Ruscha
Artists around the world have examined the modern city in a range of works
Discover how artists working between the 1960s and the 1990s opened up new spaces for participation
Sarah Sze combines familiar objects to create a fantastical sculpture
At Tate Modern
Discover the story of how art became active from the 1960s to now on this route through the Blavatnik Building